After all the wet and horrible weather we have had recently, we have a beautiful day here. Part of me is thinking I should be outside in my garden enjoying the sunshine but I could not keep away from my sewing room. I have been busy today sewing the border for my quilt. I am eager to see how this will look, and hope my plan works. It is always exciting to see if what you envision works out.
I have decided to make the border from two inch squares, I have always loved this ( organized ) scrappy look. I say organized because I have to admit to being a bit of a control freak. I cannot relax and just sew these together randomly. I like to organize the colours and make sure there are not two of the same fabric sitting together. ( famous last words as this usually always happens and you do not notice it until the quilt is finished ) Therefore I cut the squares individually and I do not try to save time by sewing strips together, then cross cutting. Cutting the squares individually also gives me a more random look.
This border also gives me the chance to use all the fabrics in the fat 1/4 bundle. It has amazed me just how far this bundle has stretched. Don't we all love Fat Quarters.Here is my progress so far. [caption id="attachment_1572" align="aligncenter" width="300"] My organized pile of squares[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1575" align="aligncenter" width="207"] Sewing the squares into pairs.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1574" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Sewing the pairs together.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1573" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Now to sew these together, until my border is the correct size.[/caption]
So much fun !
I can't wait to show you the finished result in my next post.
How to press a Flying Geese Border ? This is the question I was asked so I have done my best to answer as it is not exactly what you might be expecting to see. Read more to see how I pressed the seams to get nice flat intersections.
Making four Flying Geese units at a time is a great time saver, and a wonderful method. I love to oversize the units and trim them down to the correct size for perfect blocks. Read how I go about making these versatile units that I use in almost every quilt I make.